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Cities Changing Diabetes – Houston Highlights New Data on Combating Urban Diabetes

Last week, Cities Changing Diabetes – Houston unveiled new research, showing three kinds of vulnerability to diabetes across communities and specified 14 social and cultural factors that reinforce them. The research, conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health and sponsored by Novo Nordisk, indicated that across vulnerable populations,...
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Could Soy “Cure” Menopause Symptoms?

Soy in foods and supplements could actually reduce certain menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, according to Reuters. A review of 62 studies was conducted by Taulant Muka of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, who told Reuters via email that “Our results simply indicate that some plant-based therapies, such...
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NIDDK and NICHD Advisory Councils Discuss Global Health

On May 18, the Endocrine Society attended the 201st meeting of the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Advisory Council. Society members Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Alan Saltiel, PhD, and Joel Elmquist, PhD, DVM, are members of the NIDDK Council, which advises the director of the NIDDK on research, support activities, and functions...
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Senate Boosts NIH Funding by $2 Billion

On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill by a vote of 29-1 (James Lankford [R-OK] was the only “no” vote). The bill provides a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), bringing the agency’s budget to $34.1 billion...
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Endocrine Society in the News: Redbook, Fox News, WebMD & More!

The information provided by the members of the Endocrine Society has proven to be hot topics for the consumer media outlets. Here are just a few examples: Redbook magazine – 7 Super Important Things Doctors Tell Their Friends About Hormones Endocrine Society Council members Bradley Anawalt, MD, and Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD, and Global EDCs...
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BREAKING: EC’s Overreaching Decision Fails to Protect Public Health

The Endocrine Society expressed disappointment and concern today that the European Commission’s regulatory criteria are too strict to effectively protect the public from endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). “The European Commission has set the bar so high that it will be challenging for chemicals to meet the standard, even when there is scientific evidence of harm,” said...
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Endocrine Society Experts Urge EU to Protect Public from Chemical Exposure

To protect human health, Endocrine Society members called on the European Commission to adopt science-based policies for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals in an opinion piece published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The publication comes two days before the European Commission is expected to announce its final criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)...